Project Goal: transform a 3d printer into a device capable of physically visualizing data. Building upon the printer’s inherent potential for expansion, connectivity and mobility, create an integrated platform of fabrication/visualization from these seemingly disparate technologies.
FABMOB | fabrication + mobility
FABMOB is both a connected and a mobile object, a sensor and a transmitter, a prototype and a platform. FABMOB can transform the atmospheric data collected here and now into a physical object that forms a representation of that data. The physical object that is fabricated by this machine/prototype, is a…
ATMOStag | atmosphere + tag
ATMOStag is the object — a tile — printed by a FABMOB. The surface of this tile has a unique topography that represents the synthesis of the captured data. ATMOStag serves to a mark (or tag) a territory; it can also be used to compare the flux in an atmosphere, or the atmospheric changes of a place measured through space and time.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the MakerBot Digitizer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
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